Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bowtie Sausage Pasta

This is another favorite of my family and my kids love it. I make it with Knorr Creamy Pesto Sauce, which is in a green package in the mix section by the pasta at Winco. I love these sauce mixes and use them in several of my families favorite recipes. It makes a good amount and the leftovers are yummy. I have often doubled the recipe for parties or to bring someone a meal.

1 lb mild Italian sausage, browned.
1pkg Knorr Creamy Pesto Sauce, made as directed (except I usually put in a about a 1/2 cup extra milk so it makes more sauce, since my family likes it extra saucy and then the left overs don't dry out)
2 cups broccoli crowns
2 tomatoes, chopped into small bite size pieces
12 oz bow tie pasta
Parmesan cheese.

Cook pasta as directed, add broccoli for last 3 min of cooking (saves using another pot). Chop tomatoes and put in large serving bowl. Brown sausage and add to tomatoes. Add pasta and broccoli when done to the sausage and tomatoes. While the pasta is cooking prepare the Creamy Pesto Sauce. Add sauce to the pasta. Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and mix all ingredients together. Add more parmesan cheese to the top to serve. Enjoy. Makes 6-8 servings.

We usually have it with some crusty bread and a salad. It is easy to make but requires 3 pots getting dirty and a little coordination with the timing of everything. But if you start the water for the pasta while you are browning the sausage and you make the sauce while the pasta and broccoli are cooking then everything usually gets done at the same time.


Julie said...

this looks awesome!

letty said...

This is Awesome! One trick for those of us who are multitask challenged. If the food gets cold before everything is done. Try putting it in a dish and baking it for 20 minutes with a little extra milk. I think I will try it next time. My food was cold but still great!

Jenn F said...

This was delicious! I just made it for dinner tonight and my whole family really enjoyed it! Your tip about adding more milk to the sauce recipe was perfect. It made just the right amount to cover it and not have it be too dry. We loved it and will definitely have it again. Thanks for posting it Kelly!

Jenn F said...

One more thing....I am a Walmart shopper and I could not find the knorr sauce packets there. I did find them a QFC though.